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URGENT NOTICE: City Actions Threaten Clearlake Water Reliability, Safety and Affordability

Recently, the City of Clearlake quietly initiated an attack on the water companies serving Clearlake. The City wants to become the sole water provider in Clearlake, despite its obvious struggle to manage the limited set of public services it is already responsible for. As your water provider, Highlands is doing everything it can to stop the City from its hostile takeover attempt.


Highlands Mutual Water Company's Proven Track Record
For more than 100 years, Highlands Mutual Water Company has served the Clearlake community with dedication and pride. We are a not-for-profit organization co-owned by you, our shareholders. We have provided safe, reliable drinking water.

We have supplied water to fight fires, helped businesses grow, provided local jobs, and kept homes clean and green.

We have made regular investments in our infrastructure and maintained compliance with regulations. All while keeping rates as low as possible.

City Struggles to Manage Limited Public Services
As a Clearlake resident or business owner, you are already familiar with The City’s absence of decent roads, proper street lighting, effective animal control, proper staffing levels and other crucial services.

We ask: How can the City of Clearlake be capable of acting as our community’s water provider if it’s unable to sufficiently provide the few services it’s already charged with managing?

The Costs of Takeover are High
The costs of City takeover are high. At stake are loss of essential technical expertise, threats to your water’s safety and reliability, extreme burden of the cost of development, and diminished say and control of your water future.

Join Us to Stop the City’s Water Grab
As a Highlands shareholder, your voice matters. Highlands Mutual Water Company is here to serve you, just as we have for the last 100 years. We ask for your help
and support in stopping this takeover attempt by the City of Clearlake.

We encourage you to express your thoughts and concerns regarding this matter to the City Council during public comment at their regular meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at City Hall.

Protect Your Water Company
Call or email us to learn how